An Indonesian rape and revenge film that somehow feels less exploitative and more grounded than comparable genre-fare. Also, it's not as visually dark and depressing as one might expect from such material but rather glary.
It's definitely a mood-piece because the film relies heavily on its images along Marlina's journey and is therein definitely akin to the western genre, which also applies to the plot, which is pretty straightforward and without too many twists or turns. Some might take away from this that not much happens in the film but I'd rather say that a few specific things happen, which are then presented in an intentionally prolonged fashion, making it almost feel like realtime, whereby the arduous nature of things is accentuated.
I'd very much like to bathe in the score from this film. It's everything great about Western film Ennio Morricone mixed with an Indonesian spirit and the result is simply astonishing to listen to.